Part 10: The Seldon Dialogues, Excerpts --
The Dialectical Synthesis of Individualism and Collectivism.
It is my pleasure, and my honor, as an Officer of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] Office of Public Liaison, to share with you, from time to time, as they are approved for public release by the F.E.D. General Council, key excerpts from the internal writings, and sayings, of our co-founder, Karl Seldon.
The tenth such release in this new series is pasted in below [Some E.D. standard edits have been applied, in the version presented below, to the direct transcript of our co-founder’s discourse].
Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison.
“... The dialectical synthesis of individualism and collectivism -- of egoism and altruism -- though its existence is only emergent in our time humanity-wide, still needs a name. ...”
“... Let us call it ‘Omnism’, or even ‘Allism’.”
“These names are apt because it seeks the good, not just for self, e.g., at the expense of [all] others [[criminal] egoism], and not just the good for [all] others except for the self that is doing this seeking [[hypocritical, almost masochistic] altruism], but simply seeks the good of all, the self that is doing this seeking included, but not overemphasized. ...”